The Times, Trenton, New Jersey, Thursday, January 1, 2004
DAYTON -- Agnes Ann Chobrda, 96, passed away peacefully Monday at the Monroe Village. Born in Hruba Vrbka, Czechoslovakia, she moved to the United States in 1929 and lived in Manhattan until 1946.
Agnes and her husband John moved to Dayton, and resided there until 1997. After her husband's death she lived in Hightstown with her son before moving into the Monroe Village.
Agnes was a gourmet chef and cooked exclusively for the vice president of the Red Cross on Pack Avenue, Manhattan. She left her job in 1946 and found a more rewarding job as a homemaker and mother. Her love for cooking remained and she was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Czechoslovakian farm club of Hightstown and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Dayton.
She was predeceased by her parents Jan and Anna Tomesek and her husband John Chobrda who passed in 1996. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eugenia Chobrda of Hightstown and Edward and Nancy Chobrda of Monroe Township; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and James Deane of Swanville, ME and Christine Chobrda of Hightstown.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Crabiel Memorial Funeral Home, 202 Stockton St., Hightstown with the honorable Rev. John Maltby officiating.
Friends and relatives may call that day from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Interment will follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Agnes Ann Chobrda to Care Alternative Hospice, 70 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016.